ON THE DRAW­ING BOARD

Bayliss Game Boat 62

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Con­struc­tion is now un­der­way on Tarheel, a 62-foot GameBoat from North Carolina’s Bayliss Boat­works. The GameBoat se­ries sport-fish­ers are de­signed to be fished hard with min­i­mal main­te­nance, and in­cor­po­rate speed, ver­sa­til­ity and sim­plic­ity in their de­signs.

Tarheel will fea­ture a sleek pro­file with hard­top and white brow plus a plethora of faux-teak com­po­nents, in­clud­ing toe rail, drip mold­ing and tran­som. The lay­out will con­sist of a three-state­room two-head de­sign, with an eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble day head and huge tackle room lo­cated just off the main com­pan­ion­way. Sys­tems will in­clude a pair of North­ern Lights 20 kW gen­er­a­tors, an FCI 1,800-gal­lon-per-day wa­ter­maker, two Sea­keeper 6 gy­rosta­bi­liz­ers and a Dometic chilled-wa­ter air-con­di­tion­ing sys­tem, which is now stan­dard on all Bayliss builds.

A pair of MTU 12V M96L en­gines, each pro­duc­ing 1,920 hp, will pro­vide out­stand­ing per­for­mance. With a fuel ca­pac­ity of 1,850 gal­lons, Tarheel will have the speed and range to reach the bite quickly.

“This boat will com­bine the prac­ti­cal­ity and lay­outs from our first two GameBoats,” John Bayliss says. “We look for­ward to fish­ing this one hard on the East Coast tour­na­ment cir­cuit be­fore even­tu­ally head­ing to Costa Rica.” The build be­gan in March 2018 and should be com­pleted by sum­mer 2019.

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